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Flexible assembly lines made simple. Handling Specialty introduces the MGV (Manually Guided Vehicle)

Handling Specialty Manufacturing Ltd., a provider of custom engineered and manufactured material handling equipment to companies worldwide, is proud to introduce the MGV (Manually Guided Vehicle) to its slate of innovative, custom material handling equipment.

This manually guided vehicle was custom created for an international manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the U.S. The company had approached Handling Specialty with a request to create a carrier capable of moving and lifting approximately 2,000 lbs. while providing total flexibility in carrier movement. The MGV is powered by gel-cell type batteries, and has its own onboard charger – therefore the assembly line does not require extensive electrical work prior to start up.

“With the MGV, companies can enjoy total flexibility in where and when they set up assembly lines,” says Handling Specialty President Thomas Beach. “Providing power cables to an assembly line can be a time consuming process, and, once the overhead or in-floor cables are in place your assembly line is in a permanent location. Now, companies can make the decision on where they want their assembly lines to run, taking into consideration a range of important business factors – such as utilizing underused facilities and labor pools, taking advantage of economies of scale – factors that can increase efficiency and profitability.”

Features of the MGV include:

Powered by gel-cell type batteries with onboard battery charger, eliminating the need for overhead or in-floor power cables

Integral traverse drive motor and ergonomic steering post articulates the carrier along the assembly line, and around corners

Lift capacity customized to meet application requirements.

“We feel the MGV bodes well for companies who think in the spirit of Advanced Manufacturing where Lean initiatives and Flexible manufacturinare top priority ” says Mr. Beach. “The MGV offers flexibility, as well as the durability and reliability that handling Specialty’s equipment is known worldwide.”

For more information on Handing Specialty’s Manually-Guided Vehicle, please contact Mike Roper, Engineered Product Sales at 905/945-9661, toll free at 800/559-8366 or by email at

To learn more about the MGV, please click here. To learn more about Handling Specialty and our custom engineered and manufactured material handling solutions visit our website at

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